Mary Star of the Sea High School

Some statistics that characterize the Mary Star education:

  •  Average class size of 21
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 17:1
  • Mary Star of the Sea graduates 100% of our seniors each year
  • Average SAT score for Mary Star students was 1142 in 2018.
  • In 2017, 77.5% of Mary Star who took AP Exams earned scores of 3+ (3, 4, or 5) which exceeds both the California (62%) and Global (60%) percentages
  • in 2017, 97 different students took an AP Exam, while the school submitted a total of 172 total exams
  • 91% of 2017 graduates met the A-G requirements of the UC and Cal State systems
  • 98% of the Class of 2017 are college bound, with two students enlisting in the military

SCHOOL COMMUNITY

Mary Star of the Sea High School, located in San Pedro, California, serves the Los Angeles Harbor and surrounding communities. The school is operated by Mary Star of the Sea Parish under the supervision of the Department of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The school focuses on the fundamentals of a quality education interwoven with strong Catholic principles. The curriculum is grounded in a college preparatory program with a four-year honor track option. This is enhanced by a small class size and committed, quality faculty.

“STAR” MISSION

Guided by the Norbertine Fathers, Mary Star promotes growth in self-discipline and responsibility through leadership, athletic, and service opportunities. In the context of a small community environment based on mutual respect, Mary Star of the Sea High School focuses its attention on four principal goals for each student: nourishing the soul (Catholicism), cultivating personal integrity (Character), challenging the mind (Curriculum) and fostering social responsibility (Community). None of these goals can be viewed in isolation from the others; without any one of them, the end result of a truly Catholic education cannot be attained.

Philosophy

Throughout the centuries of her existence, the Catholic Church has sponsored institutions of learning to challenge the human mind in the pursuit of knowledge, truth and wisdom. While serving a wide variety of academic abilities and gifts, Mary Star of the Sea High School challenges every student in a focused and disciplined educational environment which includes the integration of the Catholic faith across the curriculum.

Mary Star of the Sea High School students are genuine thinkers who:

  • Possess a solid foundation in the core curriculum
  • Analyze critically, evaluate thoughtfully, and communicate effectively
  • Are prepared for the challenges of higher education and the workplace

Curriculum

Mary Star of the Sea High School provides for the needs of both the college-bound and non-college bound student.  The school’s curriculum meets all state, archdiocesan and college requirements. The requirements for graduation for Mary Star of the Sea High School pertain to entrance into the University of California and the California State University systems.

A student of Mary Star of the Sea High School must successfully achieve a minimum of 240 academic units to graduate; each course completed with a passing grade is equivalent to 5 units per semester. In addition to their academic requirements, students must accumulate a minimum 80 hours of Christian service prior to graduation.

Some statistics that characterize the Mary Star education:

  •  Average class size of 21
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 17:1
  • Mary Star of the Sea graduates 100% of our seniors each year
  • Average SAT score for Mary Star students was 1142 in 2018.
  • In 2017, 77.5% of Mary Star who took AP Exams earned scores of 3+ (3, 4, or 5) which exceeds both the California (62%) and Global (60%) percentages
  • in 2017, 97 different students took an AP Exam, while the school submitted a total of 172 total exams
  • 91% of 2017 graduates met the A-G requirements of the UC and Cal State systems
  • 98% of the Class of 2017 are college bound, with two students enlisting in the military

Mary Star Athletics

For more than sixty years Mary Star of the Sea High School has contributed to the spirit and pride of the San Pedro Harbor area through excellence in athletics.  This quality athletic program is a natural outgrowth of the Catholic Christian philosophy of Mary Star that seeks to develop all aspects of the human person.  The primary goal of the athletic program, in conjunction with the entire educational program of the school, is to develop young men and women of character who possess and value a strong mind, body and spirit.

Mary Star Athletics at a glance…

Offering 15 sports and over 32 different teams Mary Star competes in the competitive Santa Fe and Camino Real League.  Approximately 65% of our student body is involved in athletics joining the 60+ years of tradition, alumni support and over 90 league championships.  Mary Star athletes are encouraged to participate in multiple sports providing an opportunity for all.

Location

2500 N Taper Ave, San Pedro, CA

School Details

School Type:Private, Co-ed, Catholic
Grades:9-12
Grades For International Students:9-12
Total Enrollment:550
AP / Dual Credit Courses:8 AP
SAT / ACT Average:1142